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Attention sports fans, halloween participants and makeup artists: Blackface is still offensive

Whelp, it’s happened again. And lately it seems to be happening all the time. It’s nothing though; just that a few people still think it's cool to wear blackface. Here's…

South Florida City Council votes to secede over climate change concerns

It looks like even Florida is sick of Florida. In the second piece of absurd Florida news in as many weeks, the city of South Miami has passed a resolution to…

Ebola hysteria and the stigmatization of African migrants

Mass media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and now in the United States, has left Americans just short of hysterics. In a culture that has an appetite…

Colorado school board wants to change U.S. history to be more ‘positive’

The situation in Jefferson County, Colo. has reached divisive con 4. Students have launched protests amid the school board's decision to review the College Board's Advanced Placement History curriculum after…

White lesbian couple sues sperm bank over black baby

If you order the meatball sandwich and the waiter brings out the BLT, you have every right to return the sandwich in exchange for a new one or to receive…

Migrant fatalities on the rise globally: It’s time for a solution

“Go back to where you came from,” is the familiar expression of the anti-immigration right. This phrase is heard much too often in America in concerns with Mexican and Central…

Supreme Court week 1 roundup: Gay marriage, voting rights, religious liberty and Amazon

The Supreme Court officially began its 2015 term on Monday. It's hard for me to think of any other term that began with so many newsworthy events, so here's a…

College GOP slammed over sexist ‘Say Yes to the Dress’-inspired election ads

The Republican Party has a long history of putting its foot in its collective mouth when it comes to basically issue concerning women. So, it's pretty troubling that the leader…

The continuing ripple effect of the Hobby Lobby decision

From the beginning, the pro-life religious right has been fighting Obamacare's mandate that insurance providers cover contraception. And unfortunately for women's health outcomes, the Obama administration has been caving to…

Highland Park High School and the far-reaching impact of banned books

Highland Park High School, a wealthy public school in Texas, has banned seven books at the request of outraged parents who say the books are "too adult" for their children.…